Participate in this fundraising ride for more livable streets. Your fundraising supports the LivableStreets Alliance, an organization creating streets better for biking, walking, and public transit in the Boston region.
Registration requires an individual commitment to donate or raise at least $100, more encouraged, to reach our $75,000 goal.
Register as an individual or with a team here.
REGISTRATION CLOSES MIDNIGHT BEFORE THE RIDE.
1. How do I set up my fundraising page?
Log into your fundraise.com account
. Once logged in, click manage on the upper right hand corner and double click the pencil icons to edit text and photos. Mark page as published. Call 857.445.4165 with any questions.
2. How should I fundraise?
Start asking! Email ten of your closest friends and family members to each give between $10-$50. You’ll raise over $200 before you know it. Give them the direct link to your fundraise.com page
. Other fun ideas are bake sales, asking friends through social media and hanging up a sign at work. Don’t forget to ask people 2-3 times, people want reminders.
3. Does the $100 fundraising minimum include the $20 registration fee? Yes! We have one of the lowest minimum fundraising amounts of all the rides out there! However, we do encourage you to try to raise more to help us reach the goal of $75,000 for safer and more livable streets.
4. I have kids, how can I register them for the kids ride?
5. Can I win anything?
6. Where is the ride?
The ride starts and ends at Auburndale Park in Newton, MA. You can access Auburndale Park off Commonwealth Avenue/ Route 30 via Melrose and West Pine Street. The closest address is 201 West Pine Street.
7. How should I get to the ride?
You can take the Framingham/Worcester commute rail from Fenway, Back Bay or South Station to the Auburndale stop. Bikes are allowed on the train. The MBTA station is a short .6 mile ride to Auburndale Park. See MBTA train times here
You can access Aburndale Park off Commonwealth Avenue/ Route 30 via Melrose and West Pine Street. The closest address is 201 West Pine Street. This is the parking area for the park and where the ride will start and end. There will be ample parking before 8:45am, but we do encourage people to carpool.
8. Can I rent a bike to ride?
Yes! Urban Adventours
is giving a 10% discount on rentals to Bike4Life riders. Call them today to reserve your bike.
9. What’s for lunch?
Delicious BBQ from Blue Ribbon BBQ with plenty of vegetarian options. The BBQ will be 12-2pm.
10. Will there be music?
Yes! Red and the Boys is playing 12:30-2pm at the park.
11. What is the route?
Check out the map and turn by turn que sheets on the Route & BBQ page
. We’ll have print outs the day of the ride but we welcome you to print your own.
12. What time should I get to the ride?
Please be at the park ready to sign-in at 8:00am!
13. Will there be ride marshalls?
Yes! There will be lead marshalls for each waive of riders as well as pacers and a ride sweep.
14. Will there be a ride mechanic?
Yes! Harris Cyclery is donating their mechanic for the third year in a row.
15. What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
Give the office a call and ask for Kara, 617.621.1746.
Thank you to our 2014 Bike4Life sponsors: